Many times I go through a cycle whereby I'm checking Flippa on an almost daily basis looking for new acquistions. But it seems like there are such few sites that interest me. The few that do seem long term viable seem overpriced or we get into a bidding war. Or in some cases, I have a high standard of proof and due diligence that I require and there may be another bidder (less experienced, perhaps?) who isn't as demanding and the seller isn't very responsive with my requests.
I have gone periods of months without looking through Flippa auctions and somehow I don't feel I missed anything.
Now, don't get me wrong, I've still made some purchases but it seems so much easier when you're dealing with the seller "in a bubble" in a transaction you've initiated outside of a large marketplace.